iTunes LOST HD episode - bad frame rate

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by McGiord, May 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Hello I recently bought an episode of LOST and the frame rate was terrible.
    I have a 40" Sony LCD TV, it is 60 Hz refresh rate but the video was really off like an old image still stutter for fast action scenes and also for non fast movement, also the audio was off with the video. Do you also had experienced this type of issue with iTunes HD content?
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    St Augustine
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    This is unusual I watch lost through apple tv on a 1080p set and have not experienced this.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2003
    Likely that it's your TV, probably doing some kind of image processing which could result in dropped frames.

    My Samsung has an optional 120Hz motion-smoothing feature that ruins an otherwise clean HD signal. Turning it off (back to 60Hz) or turning on "Game Mode" on the TV fixes the problem.

    HD video codecs are a mess.
  4. macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    I remember I had an issue with an episode of Night Stalker I purchased on iTMS. The audio went off half way through. I contacted Apple support and they granted me a new download. The new one had no problems. I know this isn't the same problem as you are having, but a new download might solve it as it did for me. Apple might have replaced the episode as a result of discovering this problem as well.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    I agree. I've had a couple of bad downloads from iTunes that have been solved by redownloading them. McGiord before you start ripping your system apart looking for the problem, contact Apple tell them the episode isn't playing right and they'll let you redownload it. Do you have this problem on any other files because if it was your TV I would expect to see it on multiple different files as well. Which episode is it anyway?

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